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In Reply to: RE: And Here I Am Thinking of Putting One Together posted by Sibelius on January 12, 2022 at 08:47:25
Marantz makes a nice slim line receiver, I had a nr1510 in the system, it's now doing stereo duty in the garage.
My main system still has a Rel sub which blends nicely with the 2 channel, and I keep my Sony UBP-X1100ES bluray player for when I my feel like playing one of my DVD.
It actually came in handy a few weeks ago, as I brought my first DVD-Audio disc to try, thinking that my new Marantz 30N would play it. Well to my surprise it didn't, but the Sony certainly did, and I must say, it sounded really nice, I think I prefer it to SACD, at least that one disc.
Sounds like we have similar tastes! That Sony was one of the BR players I was interested in (and it's little brother, the X800M2). Both were out of stock or discontinued, I don't know which. I was looking at that Marantz player awhile ago as well, decided to go with the KI-Ruby instead. And yes, that Marantz receiver is the one I am considering, I don't think I really need much more. I wish Marantz made a BR player, but I guess they gave up the field some time ago.
The sub is the big new thing I have no experience with. I have a couple of pairs of stand mounts I could use, a pair of Kef iQ10's or JM Reynaud Twins, along with my Avalon Symbols. I haven't had Kef's or the Twins hooked up in quite awhile, so not sure how much bass they have. If I could get a SW cheap it would be a nice toy to experiment with. But after the Ruby and a new 2 channel amp...well I guess I've got to cool things down just a bit.
I also wish Marantz still made a bluray player. I had a OPPO 205, I got one from the last batch, but it got little use and I wanted something that could stream and less HT. So I sold it and got the Marantz 30N. and looked around for a bluray player.
The best choice was the Sony, although I hate the minimal display, and I almost sent it back for that reason, but I am glad I didn't because now they seem to be discontinued and there is even less to choose from.
It still gets little use, but I still have lots of DVD, so it's staying.
There was used Marantz DVD players for sale, but I would never buy a used disc player, too many moving parts.
Well, if it is discontinued (likely) then I'll go ahead and get that Marantz receiver and then I can use whatever BR player I can find (ours is a little janky Sony, but it might be good enough). I was hoping that I could just use the NAD 2 Channel amp, but if I can't get hold of a player with analog outs I guess I don't have a choice. Of course these days there's not much available in anything.
Yeah, a used spinner...not for me. There's an "open box" Sony on Ebay for $650 or so, but there's no mfg. warranty (something about bought "in bulk", which must mean gray market, so no thanks.
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